Williams Transco Notifies FERC It Will Not Seek Further Extension of Federal Approval For NESE Fossil Gas Pipeline Project

Newark, New Jersey – Eastern Environmental Law Center (“EELC”) is pleased to share that Williams Transco has formally notified regulators that it will not seek further extension of federal approval for the “Northeast Supply Enhancement” (“NESE”) fossil gas pipeline project before that approval expires in May.  NESE was designed to expand Transco’s existing fossil gas […]

A win for the Musconetcong River Watershed

In a win for EELC’s client, Musconetcong Watershed Association the Appellate Division of the NJ Superior Court issued an important published decision on clarifying the interrelated processes environmental advocates and other “third-party” challengers must follow when requesting an adjudicatory hearing of NJDEP permit decisions and appealing those decisions.  In Musconetcong Watershed Ass’n v. NJDEP, Docket No. […]

Eastern Environmental Law Center supports Clean Water Action’s Warehouse Convening Event

On June 24, 2023, Clean Water Action hosted a Warehouse Convening, which gathered advocates and stakeholders from across New Jersey that work for change in the siting and operations of warehouses. EELC produced a Fighting Warehouses FAQ in coordination with Clean Water Action to help community members understand some of the legal requirements for proposed […]

EELC submits letter of protest to FERC regarding NESE

EELC recently submitted a joint protest letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on behalf of clients Central Jersey Safe Energy Coalition, Food & Water Watch, NY/NJ Baykeeper, and Princeton Manor Homeowners’ Association, opposing Transco’s second request for extension of time to build the unnecessary and environmentally disastrous Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project. EELC […]

NJ’s Environmental Justice Rules are here

EELC is pleased that the regulations of New Jersey’s long-awaited Environmental Justice Law have been finally adopted. These regulations make the EJ Law the strongest—and first—in the nation. The Law and regulations are aimed at addressing the pollution burden experienced by the state’s overburdened communities and making outreach and public participation in DEP’s permitting processes more accessible to […]

Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!   Greetings from Eastern Environmental Law Center! We hope this newsletter finds you and yours staying safe and healthy. Here’s a sample of what EELC’s been up to this year so far:   Meet Kaitlin, our new staff attorney! We’re thrilled to welcome Kaitlin Morrison, EELC’s newest staff attorney, to our team! Prior […]

EELC submits comment to NJDEP regarding 2020 Environmental Justice Law

EELC recently submitted a comment to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on behalf of the New Jersey Progressive Equitable Energy Coalition (“NJPEEC”) regarding the 2020 Environmental Justice Law. The law requires NJDEP to evaluate the environmental and public health impacts of certain facilities on overburdened communities when reviewing certain permit applications. While supportive of […]

Newsletter: Spring greetings from Eastern Environmental Law Center!

We hope this newsletter finds you and yours staying safe and healthy.  Here’s a sample of what we’re up to:   Environmental Justice We’re thrilled to announce that EELC will be hiring a new staff attorney to focus primarily on environmental justice – including the implementation of New Jersey’s groundbreaking new Environmental Justice Law.  The staff […]

Former EPA lead for environmental justice joins EELC Board

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On behalf of the Eastern Environmental Law Center Board of Directors, Co-Chairs of the Board  Alexi Assmus and Edward Lloyd are pleased to welcome Lisa Garcia as the newest board member. Ms. Garcia is a powerhouse in the environmental community  and her diverse experience, both state- and nation-wide, will be a great asset to EELC. […]

NJ home condemned due to SRL pipeline blowout

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“They gave me two minutes to grab what I could while they stood in the door in case it collapsed while I was in there…” Barbara Fox-Cooper, 77, whose Upper Freehold home was condemned Friday due to damages from the accidental release of mud and water from an SRL drilling site. From nj.com June 23, […]